Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY

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News and Upcoming Events

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Fall Festival

Saturday and Sunday September 27-28

This coming weekend the Bayard Cutting Arboretum is holding its annual Fall Festival. This is the weekend that the Wolkoff Garden gets the most visitors of the season, large crowds come to the Arboretum to explore the exhibits, enjoy the vendors, and visit our dahlia garden. LIDS participate by welcoming visitors to the garden and by hosting a flower-arranging event for festival visitors. A special email was sent providing details to LIDS volunteers.


General Meeting

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00 PM

Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

2nd Dahlia Show of 2014 and Photo Competition

Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2014

Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Year Round

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.